There will be a day When market shelves are fully stocked with toilet paper, isopropyl alcohol, flour, and yeast and we won’t be stunned When our homecomings are not punctuated by a solid 20 seconds of hand washing And we can smile at each other with the entirety of our faces, not solely as a […]
About Karen Pery
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I am not an oracle. I’m not a fortune teller, a psychic or a mind reader. I have no way to predict the future though I wish I did. I am highly sensitive, deeply intuitive and empathic. I feel A LOT. If I had the answers, believe me, I’d be shouting from YouTube or my […]
Hi, my name is Karen. If we haven’t met before, it’s lovely to meet you. If we’re previously acquainted, I’m happy you’ve found me again. Right now the world feels … a lot. It feels messy and confusing and scary and hopeful and I honestly don’t know what to make of it all in this […]
This is a snippet of a conversation I had with a client a few months ago. See how much of this feels true for you. X feels out of control, so instead of telling yourself, “Wow, X feels out of control” and acknowledging how powerless you feel right now, you’re trying to get everything right, […]
It’s time we begin to tell a new story about leadership, starting right here, right now. You are a leader. All the time. No matter what. Does that feel like a lot of responsibility? It should…and you can relax because you are already leading no matter what you do. Simply by being you have an […]
One Friday morning, I was driving up Topanga Canyon to a routine doctor’s appointment while pregnant with our son Jake — but my mind was already at my desk in Santa Monica. I was rehearsing difficult conversations I needed to have about time sensitive projects that weren’t going as planned. I didn’t notice the car […]
Rafe and I met in 1997. In our early days, weeks and months together, we split our time between Hermosa Beach and Santa Monica; the 17 miles that separated us felt like 100. We started dating in January and I moved to West Los Angeles (now only two miles away from my love) in June […]
Now that I have written and published a book, at least once a week I get to talk with an aspiring author or storyteller about the process, my process. I love to speak from the place of yes, this dream came true for me and yes, it can come true for you. I used to […]
(Rewind) Spring 2016: Hamilton? That Broadway musical phenomenon about the first Secretary of the Treasury? Yeah, I guess I’ve heard of it. Summer 2016: We sing along with Corden’s Broadway Carpool Karaoke before the Tony’s (which Ellie and I watch from beginning to end while the house sleeps). The Hamilton soundtrack is the music of […]
This is a re-post of a guest post I wrote for Co-active Transforum. You can view the original post here. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending several days with an extraordinarily wise teacher named Koan. This sage reminded me of lessons in leadership that I had forgotten. What’s unusual about this particular […]